Brno city life
International students in Brno will have plenty of activities to get involved in, visits inside the city and in its surroundings. You will feel the laidback lifestyle of the city while interacting with the locals, who some call more Bohemian than the Bohemians in Prague.
From over hundreds of historical sites you can visit, some landmarks you shouldn’t miss while studying in Brno include:
- Špilberk Castle
- Cathedral of St. Peter and Paul. built during the 14th and 15th centuries
- Veverí Castle
- Abbey of Saint Thomas where Gregor Mendel discovered the new science of genetics.
- Brno Ossuary - second largest in Europe
- The Labyrinth under Vegetable Market - a system of underground corridors
- Villa Tugendhat – UNESCO World Heritage Site
There are also many beautiful old parks in which you can relax such as: Lužánky Park, Denis Gardens, or Špilberk Park, featuring unique garden architecture
Brno hosts motorbike and other races on the Masaryk Circuit, the Road Racing World Championship Grand Prix is one of the most prestigious races. There are many venues where you can practice football, horse riding, hockey, handball, basketball and even baseball or American football.
The central location of Brno means you can easily travel to major cities close by, such as Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Berlin, Dresden, Budapest.
International atmosphere in Brno
Brno is a highly international European destination, largely thanks to its student population. Universities attract students from all over Europe, as well as the United States and Asia. You’ll hear many languages spoken in this student city full of surprises, getting easy access to cultures all over the world. Due to the Brno’s history of foreign relations, the city maintains business partnerships worldwide, while higher education institutions also collaborate with other universities abroad.
The local population is made up of Czechs, Slovacs, Ukranians, Vietnamese and Poles. You’ll be able to speak English with the international students, but locals might not be as English-proficient.
While studying in Brno, you should keep in mind that the local weather exhibits cold winters and hot to warm summers. In recent years, the temperatures have begun to grow, exceeding 30°C (86 °F) in summer. Average lows in winter reach -5°C (22°F).